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Indian-origin researcher Aaroh Barjatya, who led NASA's sounding rocket mission during the solar eclipse

Category : Science and Tech
Published on: April 15 2024 Share on facebook

  • NASA on April 8 launched three ‘Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP)’ sounding rockets during the solar eclipse — visible in North America — to study how Earth’s upper atmosphere is affected when sunlight momentarily dims over a portion of the planet.
  • The mission was led by Aroh Barjatya, an India-born researcher.
  • Aroh Barjatya is a professor of Engineering Physics and Director of Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).
  • He was born to Ashok Kumar Barjatya, a chemical engineer, and Rajeshwari, a homemaker. His sister Apurva Barjatya is a mechanical engineer. Aroh did his schooling in Patalganga near Mumbai and later went to schools in Hyderabad, Jaipur, Pilani, Solapur and completed his electronics engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur.
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